As new courses are introduced in higher education institutions in TN, equivalency of degrees needs to be resolved
Accordingly, the presidents of the State University Study Council are expected to hold a meeting in this regard this year. The last meeting took place where remarks on over 280 items were sent to the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Equivalency Committee to make decisions regarding the comparability of the topics.
At present, a total of 13 state-run universities, including Anna University, Madras University, and Tamil Nadu Teacher Training University, were operating under the aegis of the Department of Higher Education.
A senior official from the Department of Higher Education said that in the past two years, new courses have been introduced, especially in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), data science (DS) , machine language (ML), data analysis (DA), and among others.
Citing an example that the educational qualification Consideration of M.Sc. Software Engineering, the integrated five-year diploma, offered by Anna University, was equivalent to an M.Sc. Diploma in Computer Science for employment in the public service, the official said that “similarly, the authorities will identify various degrees offered in AI, DS, ML and others will be considered this time.”
The manager pointed out that there was a lot of confusion among students and even among employers that computing and information technology, which were interdependent, were equivalent in both undergraduate (UG) and post -diploma (PG). “The problems related to equivalences will be resolved according to the subject proposed in the degrees in computer science and computer science,” he added.
The official also said that the constitution of a “State Integrated Study Council” would provide a bank of subjects to play a major role in the decision of course equivalence and assist in the mobility of students and professors in the field. universities and colleges.
He also pointed out that in March 2021, the then state government allowed the equivalence of degrees with some enhanced UG and PG courses in criminology offered by Madras University, Madurai Kamaraj University and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.
The question of the non-equivalence of diplomas would arise when the TNPSC rejected candidates for certain posts and certain candidates moved the tribunal.